Uni hosts guided tours for History Week
Thursday, 18 May 2006
The University of Adelaide will feature guided tours of six of its 29 heritage-listed properties next week as part of SA History Week 2006.
All properties are on the North Terrace campus: The Hartley Building, Bonython Hall, Mitchell Building, Elder Hall, the Barr Smith Library Reading Room and the Union Building.
Separate tours will be held of the Mitchell Gates, Victoria Drive and Frome Road fences.
The University is a major sponsor for this year's event, which runs from May 20-28 and incorporates a record 270-plus events across the state.
The range of activities include family history research, open days, seminars, special exhibitions and events, guided walks and much more.
With such a large number of heritage-listed properties spread over its four Adelaide campuses, the University is an ideal partner for the History Trust of SA.
It is also fitting that the University's History discipline, which celebrated its centenary in 2002, has been at the forefront of history departments in Australia since the turn of the last century.
The department has produced some outstanding graduates in the past 104 years, including Australia's most successful fantasy author Sara Warneke (aka Sara Douglass).
The public is invited onto the North Terrace campus during SA History Week to learn about the University's history through its heritage buildings, laboratories and fences.
For more information on the University of Adelaide tours, phone Mirna Heruc, Manager Art and Heritage Collections on (08) 8303 4031.
A full program of activities for SA History Week is available from the History Trust of South Australia, or on-line at www.history.sa.gov.au/history/historyweek.htm. Printed copies are available statewide at libraries, councils and visitor information centres.